Cycling articles

Aug
16
2018
Kate Williams

What the fuss is all about: wild swimming in France

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On a low-impact holiday this summer, Kate Williams takes the plunge wild swimming in France to discover why so many prefer it to an indoor swimming pool. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Mar
27
2017
Sophie Paterson

University meets WWOOF: An interview with student and WWOOFer Iona Desouza

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Hours spent in the library? Check. Essay and assignment deadlines flooding in? Check. Tractor driving, wool spinning and weeding at weekends? Check! Read more …

Jul
17
2016
Janet Renouf-Miller

New Lowimpact.org publication: a knitting and textiles tour of Scotland by folding bicycle

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Lowimpact.org has a new publication, about a 57-year-old (sorry Janet) woman’s decision to leave her home in Ayrshire and take a grand tour of Scotland on a Brompton folding bicycle, visiting and giving workshops for textile groups along the way. Read more …

Oct
6
2015
Dave Darby

Cycle lanes bring more revenue to local businesses than car parking spaces – so why do so many businesses think they don’t?

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Here’s the story – Enfield borough has received £30 million in funding from Transport for London to install dedicated cycle lanes on some of its main roads, removing on-street parking, adding zebra crossings and trees. Read more …

Aug
9
2015
Janet Renouf-Miller

What’s it like owning a Brompton folding bicycle?

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So what’s it like to own a Brompton? I had forgotten how great it was to own a Brompton, actually.  I am so used to mine, which I have had for 13 years, that if feels like a part of me and I guess I took it for granted – until it was in being repaired Read more …

Jul
28
2015
Janet Renouf-Miller

Holidays without flying: how to cycle around Scotland on a folding bike

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Obviously this isn’t a ‘no-fly’ holiday if you live on the other side of the world to Scotland, but I’m sure you have somewhere beautiful closer to home for a holiday that doesn’t involve an environmentally-damaging flight. Read more …

Jul
20
2015
Rokiah Yaman

Cargo bikes collecting local food waste for anaerobic digestion and biogas

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Closing the food-waste-energy loop – a celebration of sustainability. Enjoy a free community event in a beautiful wildlife park learning about closed-loop recycling, urban agriculture, sustainable cities, decentralised waste management, renewable gas and how YOU can make a difference. Read more …

Apr
5
2015
Janet Renouf-Miller

Our partner Janet’s upcoming knitting, spinning, sewing & craft tour of Scotland by folding bicycle

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Knit 1 Bike 1 – a journey, a book and an exhibition: Janet Renouf-Miller of Create With Fibre sets off on 29th June 2015, on a Brompton folding bicycle to cycle 850 miles round Scotland, giving free talks and workshops in exchange for accommodation. Read more …

Dec
2
2014
Beth Pipe

What low-impacters are up to around the country: Greystoke Cycle Cafe

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Proper seasonal tea garden cafés (i.e. just with a tea garden facility and no indoor space as a cosy backup) are few and far between in this country – especially in the north (thanks largely to the weather) Read more …

Jul
31
2014
Dave Darby

Are holiday/leisure cycle paths like the ‘Camel Trail’ good for the environment?

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How do we develop cycling from a leisure activity to part of everyday life? I recently went for a bicycle ride with my partner along the Camel Trail in North Cornwall. Read more …

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